Explore diverse perspectives and unique coverage from the world’s first truly international newspaper.
Sold in over 160 countries and read worldwide, the International Herald Tribune is one of the most innovative and original newspapers, famous for its objective and clear coverage. Bringing an international perspective, it provides a valuable counterpoint to the Anglo-American press, adding a new dimension to research.
An online, fully searchable facsimile, the International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, 1887–2013 delivers the full run of this internationally-focused daily paper, from its first issue through to 2013. Articles, advertisements, and market listings are included—shown both individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day.
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The newspaper was originally set up as the European edition of the New York Herald, a newspaper that was closed down in 1966, at which point the European paper changed its name to the International Herald Tribune. It has always had an independent editorial spirit from its various US sister papers, and has a strong focus on objective reporting of international news.
In its early years, it was the essential newspaper for the expatriate American living in Paris: Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, F Scott Fitzgerald etc. all graced its pages.
It is nowadays marketed as the international edition of the New York Times, and in 2013 it was renamed the International New York Times. However, the New York Times company only took ownership of the International Herald Tribune in 2003, and it continued to produce a large amount of unique content until its closure.
- The Whitechapel murders, using pioneering communication technology to go beyond traditional reportage into international reaction and perspectives
- The arrival of the automobile, including articles on the appropriateness of women drivers, new road etiquette, and adverts for early travel accessories
- The space race, from the first satellites successfully launched into orbit to the moon landings, charting the battle between the USA and Russia
- The milestones of aviation, from the voyages of Charles Lindbergh and Amelia Earhart, to the first international balloon races and the development of modern tourism
- Reaching the South Pole, covering the legendary expeditionary race between Captain Amundsen and Captain Scott
- Asian Studies
- Chinese Studies
- Japanese Studies
- South & Southeast Asian Studies
- African Studies
- Business & Economics
- East European & Russian Studies
- Western European Studies
- Gender & Women's Studies
- Middle Eastern Studies
- U.S. History
- Current Events
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